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to departments that they can work in collaboration, when we open up and establish within our city contracts that the companies that do service for us do not own the data that they generate from us, that they will have a contractual obligation to share that with the city so that we can mine that to the rest of the city, that's advance of opportunities for everybody. i know at the heart of sharing this data, there is going to be a lot more jobs created, a lot more people out therein venting new ways to establish small businesses that will improve the way we live and work and play in the city. and we look forward to great events like a super bowl host or something like that, we're going to be able to give people a really rich amount of programs that they could access from here to santa clara to san jose. we can act regionally with our data and we can join and continue to be in the great city of san francisco. so, i want to thank all of the people, all of the different starting up companies here and those that are inventing with us, thank them for celebrating innovation month in such a exemplar
is down. a variety of entertainment is what makes our city great. we will touch on the upcoming party legislation -- party bus legislation and a safe place for our youth to go. after our panel discussion will have some regard groups so we can share ideas and brainstorm. we have a very luminary panel here. right now, i would like to introduce our cheap -- chief of police. [applause] >> good afternoon. i also am not john newlin, and i have less hair than him. [laughter] is a pleasure to be here for the second year. there are fewer people here. that might be because it has been a good year. as audrey suggests i believe that is because of partnership is up. we want to be a police department that you are comfortable calling before anything happens with out fear of having us say, no, we are going to shut it down. we want to work with you to make it happen, but it means as safely as possible. certainly, alcohol always played a role as well as the age of the patrons, and on and on. again, please give us a chance to further develop the trust that we have been building over the last several yea
that in. we have made this commitment to grow and encourage jobs in the city. we new he had to make sure that our students that are growing up in the city are able to access those jobs because they're graduating college-ready. i want to be clear when we talk about a through g i hear the debate not all kids have to go to college and i agree but all of our kids have to graduate ready for college because you graduate ready for college you're able to access living wage jobs and if you don't have math and science classes that are required a through g you're not going to be able to go into apprenticeship for building and trade programs. so this is an important policy for the city. unfortunately with our first two classes the level of cuts that they've been experienced has not allowed our school district to fully support the program that is needed to do that. i think, also, with our city passing really the highest budget that we have seen in our city's history i think it's more important than ever that we really step our support for your families and our kids. that being said i think that there
in the city and county of san francisco that may not be able to graduate, and meet the graduation requirements that were established by the san francisco board of education. we, in san francisco, have seen tremendous economic growth coming out of the most severe recession since the great depression, and having served on regional bodies that include other jurisdictions, i can tell you that we are very lucky in san francisco, that we are lucky that we have the resources that we have had, and that we hopefully will continue to have. but, yetd yet, in a city as wealthy as san francisco we have a school district that is facing a crisis. we have about half of our students in this class of 2014 that may not be able to graduate and meet the requirements. san francisco has to do better than that. and even though money is not everything, the ability for us to commit resources as a city is really important. and what i understand of this item is that there is a discussion about whether or not to tie the funding that's underlying this item to the rainy day fund. and to the extent that happens, to the exten
. and the results that have moved our city forward in the right direction, from the payroll tax reform to housing, to taking care of our parks. i appreciate your advocacy and your commitment to san francisco. because of our collective efforts, san francisco voters were able to make a very thoughtful choices at the ballot box this past couple of weeks, that have helped fund infrastructure, move to job creating tax policy, and invest in critical housing needs in our city. collectively helping san francisco families and businesses. with that i'd like to take your two questions, supervisors. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. our first question will be provided by our district 6 colleague, supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you and congratulations on your leadership on the propositions we passed a through e. in our district we've gotten many e-mails and questions about this but something that hasa uát up with our resident what are current procedures for recouping cost for street closures. specifically, what costs are being reimbursed to the city, beyond permitting fees and what costs inc
as well as throughout the whole city. with all that said, though, we would like to make sure that the supervisors do take the time to address all the concerns from all the people in the city in a hope that after everything is said and done and this project moves forward, whatever, that it could go forward with the spirit -- positive light, positive spirit so that everyone will be happy and be proud of this project. thank you. >> thank you, mr. reid. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is nick penn. i am with [speaker not understood] south of market employment center. we've been working in san francisco community for over 40 years to create opportunities for san francisco residents in the construction industry and we see this opportunity here with the warriors dam and the momentous occasion, you have the buy-in from the developer, you have the buy-in from the general contractor to do a work force plan that is going to be successful. we're excited for the new entry opportunities for folks and we're really excited about the opportunity for better and higher. been siting and
, but it's not going to work and today i will settle formality city librarian luis herr ra and i would like to welcome each and every one of you to our ceremony today. this is indeed a milestone because it's not only the beginning of construction to a new new library, but it's the end of the program, which means it's a long time coming. {$}[ applause ], what it means that this is the last project and i want to especially thank. north beach community for your patience, for your persistence and your perseverance to have the state-of-the-art library here in your neighborhood. [ applause ] thank you so much very much. [ applause ] >> let's talk a little bit about this library. it's going to be 60% larger than the other library that sits over there. 60% larger. that means more books, more media, wonderful technology, wi-fi access. if you envision this space and if you look that way you have a wonderful adult area. as you walk in from the mason street side, you have an amazing teen center for all the young adults. absolutely. yelling back here, [ applause ] . that was our deputy city librarian,
to my colleagues. i have another meeting. i want to thank all the city departments and the warriors and also many of our community for being here today. i just wanted to state one of the public commenters had talked about the pace of the project, and i agree. i actually do think that this project is moving very quickly through the process more than other ones and for a project this size. but i do also want to understand there are some clear delineations in terms of timelines the warriors are working with as well. so, i think there is a balance that we need to strike. i think a better process and more meaningful process will come out with a better project which will still create jobs. i don't think anyone is in conflict. i really appreciate hearing from members of labor also supporting a meaningful process because i think that means a better project in the end. i think that's a good thing. i did want to address the point about the holidays. we heard that comment and, so, because of that we did move the scoping meeting to mid january so we will not be holding a scoping meeting in dece
because this could be a fantastic project for both the city and the neighborhood. but it could also be a disaster as well. i think we all acknowledge there is a balance that has to be struck within the process to ensure that it turns out to be the former. so, with that i don't know if there are any comments from committee members. i do want to thank the land use committee for hearing this. this is only the first of many hearings. there is going to be a process, our office will work hard to ensure that. thank you. >> i just wanted to add to supervisor kim's comments that let me do my best to make sure my staff is working with neighborhood residents and others as we move other hearings and item forward through the land use committee or to ensure that that happens. i also wanted to say, too, i'm really appreciative of the thoroughness of the presentations by different department staff and thanks to rick wells for being here as well as others from the community, too. thank you so much, supervisor kim. can we continue this to the call of the chair without objection? thank you. >> thank y
that there are at least two other city committees that should be hearing this, rather than this committee. so i would like a discussion in front of everybody, especially on tv, about why it's being heard here, and not in those other two committees. but i have to be grateful that we are having this hearing this afternoon because the old audit and oversight committee kept having postponements so i have to congratulate the new audit and oversight committee for having this hearing. also, i would like a discussion whether food trucks are a alternative to having this restaurant, since other neighborhoods like the west portal oppose food trucks. so i'd like a discussion in front of everybody about the issue of food trucks. let's put it this way. some of the speakers here wonder why this has become a controversial issue. goes. that's enough said. thank you. >> supervisor farrell: thank you very much. is there anyone else that would like to speak in public comment? all right. seeing none, public comment is closed. president chiu. >> supervisor chiu: thank you, first of all i want to thank the members of the public
-- pardon me the negotiated lease agreement, all of those were publicly noticed throughout all of the city's mandated public notice requirements on our website. we also, our commission secretary sends out an agenda via e-mail or mail that has requested that agendas be sent to them on a weekly or monthly basis. we've exhaustive outreach. i'm happy to read the organizations, if that's like me to do as well. >> supervisor chiu: that's part of the record that's appropriate. the second question i had was rementd to an issue that was h#rom the marina community association, and i think addresses some of the concerns that have been raised. one thing that they propose in their letter is that our committee include language in the lease that adopts a trial period, wherex=((bmk specific mechanisms are put in place to make sure that woodhouse is operating as a good neighbor which include addressing noise complaints, hours of operation, and making sure those are followed, impact of restaurant lighting, mitigating that on the surrounding community, dealing with garbage, dealing with abc violations aroun
year's because the warriors and the city staff are going to give them up because they're paid to do so. and, so, i'll just tell you, people are dead serious when they say this is coming too fast. i still have four meetings between now and christmas, and some of them are right after thanksgiving. the timelines are horrible and the giants were a very good model for this neighborhood and they are part of the plan. they met with people over several years and they came up with restriction on the number of events. that is a key thing from the giants and we blew straight through it. what we are asking for is time to have a serious environmental review. an environmental review that deals with the fact that we had two months ago change dramatically because of sea level rise from the east coast. we are going to have sea level right here. if we don't factor them into an e-i-r that we do on a pier right now on fill, we will not be doing our job as citizens or [speaker not understood]. thank you. >> thank you, ms. hester. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. eddie young with by line defense project. th
. i been at city hall, 850 bryant, pictures all the time and you know you see me and you talk to me, which is okay, and we continue to be ignored. >> president chiu: thank you next speaker. >> my name's teresa cooper and you want you all to know that i respect all of your opinions, and the things that you're working on. and i personally have my own opinions. prideful, it's disappointing, body language. i'm a body worker. i'm a master body worker. it's disappointing. you know, you're not hiding -- youvsr,l know, when you don't , body language speaks powerfully. and i'm an expert at that, and an energy worker. i guess that's the one thing that i could share is that, you know, set aside the prideful ways,? iga because the public'sg it. i fought for ross mirkarimi. i know that his neighbor is harassing him. what are you going to do about that. maybe i should call the police and have them go over to protect ross' family. and again, prideful body language, this is my time to speak. i'm going to have a recall on our da. i didn't vote for him. i can do that as9@nkt well. i have rights. peo
francisco's style and how we are as a city. and it's something that's very troubling to me to see that. we're a city that actually had -- the publication of city life that naked lunch came out there was a ban about that. the city looks at free speech and expression, we're a beacon of light to other places around the country and sometimes there's weirdness about how we express ourselves but i think that is what is great about san francisco. i have something teed up that i was saving for before, for chris daly when he used the f word in the board chambers but i think this is more appropriate. catch-22. and think it expresses some of the absurdity of this that we have in the backdrop of world war ii where people are killing each other, the inconsequential nudity that is before the general is sh something that is quite meaningless over all. >> why aren't you wearing clothes, captain? >> don't wanna. >> what do you mean you don't want to. why don't you want to? >> i don't know. i just don't wanna. >> why isn't he wearing clothes? >> he's talking to you. >> why isn't he wearing clothes, major? w
real committed because i'm disappointed, what i see in city hall. i can't speak about nudity. wow. i grew up in it, in chico. we just had the naked people on the opposite side. we got to see them but no one was harmed. i'm 3ü9qjez the prideful ways of our government and i'm not going to name names but just know body language reveals everything. >> president chiu: thank you. next5%(

> members of the board of supervisors, ray hartz, director of san francisco open government and i would like to acknowledge and concur with the comments made by mr. chaffee. the lies cost more than the money. i'll be glad to tell you that their last meeting the first one in five months they found city librarianújpp8 luis herrera 9-1 violation withholding public records under the sunshine ordinance and i intend to file a complaint with ethics commission faish case. what records did he withhold. he withheld records that showed the relationship financially between the friends of the library and the san francisco public library. constantly coming out at library commission meetings and other pub

. [applause] >> so local hire would not be the law of the city if not for the board of supervisors. i want to acknowledge the members that are here today. supervisor eric mar. [applause] -- the architect of our local hire law john avalos. [applause] and our board president david chiu who i would like to say a few words. [applause] >> good morning. on behalf of the board i am very happy to be part of the celebration of this milestone and just want to take a moment for all of us to look around this room. we talk about the diversity of san francisco, but it's not everyday that we come together in the way that we are this morning. i also want to start by thanking the warriors, management and your organization for playing ball with the city for making sure we are setting a standard for how we do privately funded projects and on behalf of the board i want to thank you for that and thank those that have been warriors for this concept to making sure local projects involve local employees. from the community partners and chinese for affirmative action entailed what the issue was and our employe
of action. this is a very specific finding and one i would disagree. i think the city has been proactive on this as evidenced by a number of measures passed by the electorate without such a task force, you have an elected board of supervisors, mayor's office, i don't think we need an additional layer to address this. >> supervisor chiu: i agree. last year with proposition c we formed groups of city officials and experts and community groups of public to figure out how to move forward. that is appropriate when trying to come up with a proposal but i think an ongoing continuous task force, we have an awful lot of task forces in the city so i would agree that's not something i would support at this time. >> supervisor elsbernd: recommendation no. 2, adopt a realistic and consistent formula for estimating assumed expected return rate. i would actually agree with this and frankly i think we already do that. so i don't have an objection to this. >> supervisor chiu: neither do i. >> supervisor elsbernd: no. 3, san francisco employees undertake investigation and failure analysis study of investm
the city and employees additional money to make sure that/9::֖ we can main the health of the plan. >> supervisor elsbernd: thank you. >> thank you. >> supervisor elsbernd: any other concluding comments? okay. i'd like to invite up either trustee driscoll, trustee -- any comments you'd like to make? >> good afternoon, supervisors. it's a pleasure being here. as you may know i serve as an elected member of the san francisco retirement board. i'm not serving in that capacity and not speaking for the board here. comments, the freedom of speech which we have so observed earlier in this meeting. first of all, i want to talk about risk. i attend the bicker shir halfway meetings, warren buster is one of my heroes. he told a story if you would have invested when columbus came to the new world, if you could have bought treasury bills and reinvested those at the yields they are now, your dollar would have grown to $1.71 in 520 years. and all of our jaws dropped. i got my calculator and verified that number. warren was right. the short answer is we have to take risk. the grand jury report tal
it has always been the city's policy not to allow alcohol in a public playground. these kids have not shelter from the weather, or restroom facilities. a much more sensitive use to the environment and community would be to use the degaussing station as a clubhouse for the kids so they have shelter, restroom facilities, and a place to store their equipment. if rec and park doesn't want to pay for it, even though they just received about $200 million, i would be willing to fund it myself as a contribution to the city. i'm looking for six votes here. who want to put the environment and the welfare of the children ahead of the dollars of a restaurant lease. do the right thing. and vote against this restaurant lease on december 4. and with all due respect, supervisor farrell, i ask you again, with the association, with the hospitality industry, and$á( mz your own father pitchg this restaurant, do the decent and honorable thing and recuse yourself from this vote. thank you. >> president chiu: i want to remind the public there's a rule in the board chamber that we not address individual
without destroying our beautiful city sky -- or waterfront. i7j÷ think it's rather just astonishing that when we speak to our neighbors, that no one knows of this. although rec and park said that they did a lot of prepublicity, i mean these are neighbors. these are concerned individuals that are affected directly affected. are at the 11th board, when it comes to vote december 4, that youkírá@ alloa continuance, allow our affected -- to give us more time. >> president chiu: thank you very much. thank you. next speaker. >> hello. my name is -- campo, i'm also living at marina boulevard. this is regarding changing degaussing station at marina green to the fish and chip restaurant and to me just like putting a hot dog stand at half storm in yosemite. it destroyed the nature. i've been walking by this place, by degaus station, for 21 years. like a gal pus island. all the bears, migratory bears, sitting on a roof. and it's such a magnificent waterfront. and changing this waterfront to the commercial restaurant is not right. besides, hundreds of kids, they play soccer on saturday, and t
it is technically illegal to be naked in city center plaza which is a park. in addition this legislation has no application at all to beaches, or of course to private property. the castro and san francisco in general is a place of freedom, expression and acceptance. but freedom expression and acceptance doesn't mean anything goes under any circumstance, itw doesn't mean that we have no standards whatsoever of behavior. freedom, expression and acceptance don't mean that people can do whatever pops into their heads, no matter what the impacts on others or on the neighborhood. as a result, i introduce legislation to extend a narrower version of our existing nudity plazas, parklets and public transportation. to acknowledge that our public spaces are for everyone, and that, as a result, it's appropriate to have some minimal standards of behavior so that everyone can enjoy these spaces. this legislation and the issue generally has generated significant and intense debate community, and in the city as a whole. i don't pretend that there's unanimity around this legislation. there are strong views, l
to appear in other u.s. cities. they make perfect sense for a dense land constrained city like ours. unfortunately, the proposal is seriously undermined by the idea of a 375-unit cap on market rate edus. it's poor public policy for two reasons. first, while hack could in principle support a threshold that would trigger planning department review, it is simply not possible what could be understood from such a very, very small sample size which is really 1/10 of 1% of the city's housing stock. what conclusions would planning staff be able to reach by studying 375 units? we dispute that that's a statistically valid sample. second, the 375 unit cap sends exactly the wrong message to the market rate builders and lenders. a cap this small conveys in a fairly direct way the city does not support this type of housing, may soon close the window on it, and investors should proceed at their own peril. more generally this hyper cautious approach to new housing while common in san francisco is frustrating to our members. it is yet another example of the contradiction between the values we espous
are a local government entity, and we deal with the day-to-day challenges of a city, and of neighborhoods. and some of those are monumental and some of thosegqjatç are very mundane. and as a district supervisor, you can only imagine if i, or any of us were saying i'm having trouble getting this pothole filled in front of my house, can you please help me. and if you responded and said well let's see, if i have to fix muni and get all the help for all the mentally ill people in our city and close the achievement gap and help all the small businesses that are struggling in this city, do all of those things, and then when i'm done, i'll get to your pothole to be filled. i have a feeling your constituent probably wouldn't respond very positively to that. the fact is that we deal with a whole gamut of issues at this board,>(( úñ large to small, and the large are not to the exclusion of the small. the fact is that this is a real issue. and i think, colleagues, you'll know that you can love or hate the legislation i proposed, but i work on a lot of different issues, large and small,k$%($$ao al
businesses also contribute to 52% of the total sales of taxes paid by businesses in the city. it's also important to note for every $100 spent locally owned independent businesses generate $68 iní%( z5 local economic act, and that compares to only $43 by the national chains or chain stores. joining the small business commission, office of small business, and our local partners, women impacting public policy, the san francisco chamber of commerce and sf travel, i wanted to urge everyone to shop locally during this holiday season. and we wish everyone a great and your holiday with your family friends and loved ones. i also wanted to invite people out on thursday, december 6, that's thursday, december 6, in the evening for our annual clementine, join the merchants from the green apple bookstore to park lifee÷jc- gallery and fy notions small businesses like foggy notion as we celebrate the holidays with our great clement street businesses. thank you. >> clerk calvillo: thank you. president chiu. >> president chiu: first of all i'd like to adjourn today's meeting in recognition of the pass
is that we should change the way we think in this city. this city is for everybody. we have to recognize san francisco values. we have to support everyone, not just blacks, latinos, asians, lives here. the way the debate was going, it's so racist and prejudicial. we have to stop the discrimination thing in the ci city. >> supervisor wiener: is there any additional public comment? okay. mr. chairman, may we close public comment? public comment is closed. i want to thank everyone for coming out today. and i think that there is a lot of common ground in terms of the desire to have a great public transportation system. we may have sometimes different perspectives on how to get there, but there is a significant number of -- a significant amount of common ground. in terms of the resolution that we have before us today, i think it speakscj::4" for itself. it is an effort to put us on record, stating that money that is eligible to maintain this system and to reverse muni's downward spiral is money that should be used for that purpose, to increase the reliability of the system, to fix the vehicles, t
want to take a moment to recognize the incredible work that this team does here in our city. butt]( specifically in the tenderloin neighborhood, which i represent, over the last three years housing inspection division of dbi have worked on a total of 24 cases regarding substandard living conditions at 245 leavenworth and apartment building whose residents have been forced to endure serious housing and health safety code violations. the tenants there had no heat, they experienced water damage, sewage leaks, rusted through stairs, electrical hazard, infestation, a broken elevator, problem floors, doors, windows, stoves, sinks, bath toilets, showers and aharm systems. the housing division cited 423 violations of the san francisco housing code in this one building and issued 20 notices of vielsz, 14 orders of abatement on the title of the property and fined the owners 42,800. this department took a leadership role by referring, supporting, and financing the litigation through the city attorney's office against the property owner which finally resulted in a settlement of $135,000 in ci
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